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loopielouAug 17, 2012
caregiver222Aug 16, 2012
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my mother in law has fallen backwards three times in three months ...luckily no serious injury... but concerned as to...
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If you hire a health care aide do not assume they will be able to handle a 911 call. What I do is to run every one of...
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caregiver222Jul 14, 2012
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ireneoJul 12, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
When interviewing a new aide from an agency or outside hire I would ask them what they thought was the most important...
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ireneoJul 11, 2012
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Caregiver222 has developed a system for insuring the elderly are properly hydrated. It is extremely important to make...
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One of the items I purchased for my "little ones" wheelchair was a D-cell battery operated bicycle horn, which I atta...
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caregiver222Jul 09, 2012
ireneoJul 08, 2012
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It is very important for the enfeebled to take in enough calories and nutrients. With age comes dysphagia and little ...
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If you are involved in the care of an elderly person on Medicaid or Medicare you have to learn about so-called "certi...
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ireneoJul 08, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
Oxygen will spontaneously ignite when coming into contact with oil or vaseline. While everyone is familiar with the "...
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I started caring for a woman named Inez when she was 99, and paralyzed from a stroke. Initially she had difficulty in...
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Dry erase boards are wonderful for communication with the stroke-disabled elderly, especially those with hearing prob...
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ireneoJul 04, 2012
caregiver222Jul 03, 2012
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To my chagrin and irritation another medical information site has been posting glowing endorsements of nursing homes ...
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caregiver222Jul 03, 2012
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By caregiver37 Blank
I reduced my grandmother's dose of Seroquel from 1/2 of a 25mg tablet to 1/4 and she still has slight TD-like muscle ...
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ireneoJun 25, 2012
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By britters17 Blank
Hello. I am 19 years old and I have to take care of my uncle. We have taken him to so many different doctors but they...
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caregiver222Jun 24, 2012
ireneoJun 24, 2012
garrettandelsasmomJun 23, 2012
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By funnygirl512 Blank
my father 88 years old/lives with me and husband has end stage kidney disease and heart failure/barely hanging in the...
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ireneoJun 24, 2012
garrettandelsasmomJun 23, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
With the super-elderly and severely disabled elderly (especially the bedridden) the structured provision of means for...
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garrettandelsasmomJun 23, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
One problem that invariably comes up is when an elderly person, wheelchair bound or bedridden, requires assistance fr...
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garrettandelsasmomJun 23, 2012
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By caryl99 Blank
chills and shivering without fever -- What are the causes and treatment? (This happens in a warm environment where e...
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garrettandelsasmomJun 23, 2012
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By Nugazz90 Blank
my mother who is 83 and diabetic recently was found by my sister in a diabetic coma and there are signs of an infarc....
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caregiver222Jun 22, 2012
ireneoJun 23, 2012
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By heartfluttersflyawayplz Blank
my SWEET MOM has now passed and all i can say is i would not take a min from the time i had my mom in my home, they h...
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caregiver222Jun 20, 2012
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I decided to check the forums, see if there was a spot for people caring for an elderly parent. I won't go into a lon...
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